Household spending in Japan declined again in April

May 30, 2017

Household spending in Japan declined again in April

Household spending dropped again in April, official figures showed Tuesday, as consumers kept a tight hold on their purse strings despite years of government efforts to boost spending. The fresh data attest to what analysts believe is a broader picture of the economy — it ...

/ Nov 29, 2016

Household spending continues to tumble

The nation's household spending fell for the eighth straight month and the jobless rate remained flat in October, posing persistent challenges for the government's efforts to spur growth momentum in the economy, government data showed Tuesday. Household spending, a key indicator of private consumption, dropped ...

/ Mar 1, 2016

Unemployment rate fell to 3.2% in January

Japan's unemployment rate in January registered its lowest level in three months, falling to 3.2 percent from 3.3 percent the previous month and reflecting a continuation of the tight labor market, the government said Tuesday. Separate data showed the country's job availability improved to 1.28 ...

/ Mar 28, 2014

Japan's jobless rate drops to 3.6%, lowest since July 2007

The unemployment rate improved to 3.6 percent in February from 3.7 percent the previous month, government data showed Friday, indicating that the expansion in corporate profits has prompted companies to hire more workers on the back of the nascent economic recovery. The figure is the ...

/ Jan 31, 2014

Deflation nearing end, 2013 data show

Economic data for 2013 show signs that Japan is moving a step closer to beating prolonged deflation, with consumer prices rising for the first time in five years while the employment situation also improved.

/ Oct 29, 2013

September jobless rate improves a bit to 4%

The unemployment rate fell a point to 4.0 percent in September, the government said Tuesday, indicating companies have become willing to hire more workers with the economy recuperating. The number of people without work fell a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent from August to 2.63 million, ...

/ Oct 1, 2013

Unemployment rate rises to 4.1%

The unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in August from 3.8 percent in July, the first increase in six months, as more people began looking for jobs amid increasing signs of economic recovery, the government announced Tuesday. Separate data showed job availability improved for the ...

/ Mar 2, 2013

Jobless rate improved to 4.2% in January

The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in January from a revised 4.3 percent in December for the first improvement in three months as more women found jobs, government data showed Friday. But an official in the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said the jobless ...